in Asheville, NC
Trust Us for Highly-Qualified Dental Services
At Gentle Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on compassionate dental services. Our Asheville and Western, NC patients trust us to provide them with critical dental care ranging from semi-annual dental cleanings to extractions and emergency dentistry. Our years of experience allow us to deliver these services effectively. We’re proud to create healthier smiles throughout our community, and we can’t wait to treat you.
Do You Fear the Dentist?
We’ll Set You At Ease.
In a study performed by DentaVox, 61% of respondents suffer from dental fear. In many cases, these fears prevent them from seeking treatment. However, Gentle Family Dentistry doesn’t want your fees to keep you from visiting our office. We’ve created a caring, compassionate, and calm environment at our practice. More importantly, we offer sedation dentistry, which allows our dentist and hygienists to do essential work, so you feel at ease in our chair.
Our Comprehensive Services
Our team wants to provide all the dentistry our patients require to smile brightly, eliminate tooth pain, and avoid cavities. We specialize in cosmetic and preventative dentistry, and our dental team handles extractions and emergency treatment. Regardless of your needs, we utilize state-of-the-art technology to treat and remedy whatever ails you. Dental health is far too crucial to leave to chance or ignore. So, whether you merely require a regular checkup or you’ve lost one of your teeth, you can rely on us for the help you need.
Caring and Compassionate Dental Care
At Gentle Family Dentistry, we place a premium on patient comfort and health. Your comfort means everything to us, and it begins the moment you enter our doors. Our front office makes you feel at home before our dental hygienists and dentist set to work, improving your smile. We look forward to welcoming you to our family and treating you for years to come!
We Provide Personalized,
How are you accommodating the COVID-19 guidelines in your practice?
All of our staff are wearing the required PPE; several state-of-the-art air purifiers are placed throughout the office; we are limiting the office occupancy to only the patients being treated at that time; we are requiring hand washing and temperature checks upon arrival of every person at the practice; we ask patients to stay in their cars until we come outside to bring them in for their appointments.
Do you file insurance for emergency visits?
For a non-established patient, we will give you a detailed invoice with the service codes and a copy of your x-ray to send to your insurance carrier to be reimbursed for directly.
Who are you in network with?
We are in network with Delta Dental, but we accept all insurances.
We Provide Essential Oral Cancer Screenings
I couldn’t wait to perform oral cancer screens from dental school training until I started my practice.
Many of you may never realize we do this service here, but it is our standard of care to do this annually in every patient. For patients with a history of head or neck cancer, we do a screening every visit. In this particular examination, we look for any lumps, bumps, and skin or mucosal changes for variance in shape, size, or color. We also make notes of all standard anatomic features, both inside and outside the mouth, that give us a baseline for future reference.
In February 2020, this lifesaving examination became very personal. My beloved husband brought to my attention a small sore inside his nose that would not heal. He thought it was a nasal infection. His mustache of 40+ years had hidden it from view, but upon seeing it, I immediately knew it was not good. I noted an irritated area that extended to his upper lip, again hidden by his mustache. He reported that this had “felt off” a few months prior. With our new 3D x-ray, I noted that the affected area had not seemed to perforate into the bony plate of the upper teeth, which was great!
I got him to a specialist for a biopsy, which came back as SCC, my first diagnosis, and the most common head/neck cancer. I scheduled him the next day with Asheville Head, Neck, and Ear Surgeons. He had an amazing outcome because of the early diagnosis and the skill of the surgeon! Please know that we are going the extra mile to look for these problems in our patients. Still, we encourage everyone who needs this to pay attention to any subtle changes.
Great place for care and attention. I have regained my trust in dentistry. Thank you.
It's been 10 years since I have begun my dental care here! It has always been the best experience with amazing staff and an A1 dentist! . . . I recommend it to everyone, and those who have stepped through the door were always happy! My teeth have never looked better!
I won't go to any other dentist—very professional, polite, and they care about your well-being. I enjoy my visits there, and this is coming from one who avoided the dentist like the plague.